|NJO: Christmas & All That Jazz|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nebraska Jazz Orchestra to present holiday concert with guest Ed Love
Jazz up your Christmas when you join the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra this holiday season for Christmas & All That Jazz, featuring Music Director Ed Love on saxophone and clarinet.
The concert will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P Street in Lincoln, Nebraska at 7:30 p.m. Priority seating for season ticket holders and Jazz Club members only is at 7:00 p.m., with general admission seating beginning at 7:15 p.m. Single admission tickets are $20 for Adults, $17 for Seniors and $10 for Students and may be purchased by contacting the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra at (402) 477-8446 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Season tickets for the remainder of the 2004-2005 season are also available for purchase.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will perform holiday favorites including “God Rest Ye Merry,” “Gentlemen,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Concerto for Fast Eddie,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” and “Sleigh Ride.”
Ed Love has served as the NJO's Music Director for over twenty years. Originally from Omaha , Mr. Love brings a wealth of musical experience to the NJO. He has played with many local and regional bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln and Omaha Symphonies, the Ak-Sar-Ben Orchestra, Opera Omaha, the Chuck Pennington Orchestra and the Eddy Haddad Orchestra. Mr. Love has also performed with many jazz greats, including Chuck Terry, Doc Severinsen, Don Menza and Henry Mancini. He joined the NJO (then known as the Neoclassic Jazz Orchestra) as saxophone leader in 1978 and was named Music Director in 1979. In addition to his duties as NJO Music Director, Mr. Love currently teaches instrumental music in the Lincoln Public Schools.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1975 and is one of the Midwest 's premier big bands, celebrating over 25 years of great performances. The ensemble's concerts feature a variety of traditional big band compositions by jazz masters such as Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, reflecting the rich legacies of the Mississippi Basin territory bands. The ensemble also adds to this legacy by performing new compositions and arrangements.
Contact: Zee Zgud, marketing
Phone: (402) 477-8446
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